DIY iPhone Holder

On Saturday I woke up with the urge to craft.  Naturally I was the first person in Hobby Lobby when they opened that morning, and I walked around idly until I figured out what I wanted to make.

Mod Podge has always been an alluring substance – is it glue? Is it paint? Is it sealant? No idea.  So I did a quick google search on my phone and I’m still not really sure what it is.  But I decided I wanted to make a bedside iPhone holder.

My alarm clock app displays a clock even when my screen times out, so I hate having to pick up my phone to see it when Moose wakes me up in the middle of the night.  I know, my life is hard.

I wasn’t quite sure how to go about making it, but I decided on some decorative knobs and a piece of wood.


2 Decorative Knobs
A Piece of Wood (I know that’s descriptive, but I’m not entirely sure what they’re called)
Spray Paint
Mod Podge
Scrapbook Paper
A helpful cat

First I measured where to drill my holes for the knobs in the wood.  Then I drilled them. 
On to step two.  I spray painted the wood.  It only took two coats, but I didn’t need them to be 100% coated because I wanted the grain to show.  Or I’m lazy.
Step three was letting the paint dry.  That is literally always the hardest part of any project.  Waiting for something to dry. 
Next I decided what paper I wanted to use. I originally chose two patterns but later on I decided I only liked one of them. Using the mod podge, I applied the paper to the wood, and then another coat on top after it was dry.  Being a mod podge newbie, I wasn’t great at getting the bubbles out from under the paper.  It might have also been that I’m impatient and didn’t really try.
Once the paper was on, I poked holes in it with a pencil so I could see where the knobs holes were.

Once everything was dry I was able to screw in the knobs. I made two – once for my dresser and one for my night stand.  It was a decent project for a rainy Saturday.  And now a gratuitous photo of my new iPhone case:

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    super cute! I love getting those urges to make.something.NOW! xoxo

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